Next Generation Giving Circle

Mission: The Next Generation Giving Circle mobilizes young professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s in Greater Lowell to support initiatives that make our community a better place.

Next Generation Giving Circle members are working together to support social change by sharing our resources and talents. As a giving circle we have greater strength to transform the community and create opportunities for local organization that are seeking funding and resources.

Next Generation Giving Circle members teach one another about community issues, organizations, and giving opportunities to help individuals in the group become more educated activists and engaged donors. We value the diversity of perspective brought by people from different histories, backgrounds and ages and are interested in the dialogue and unified energy we can create.

All members of the Next Generation Giving Circle are encouraged to take an active role in the development of this donor?s circle and in our giving. However, your level of involvement is your decision.

For 2012

During our first year, the Next Generation Giving Circle will provide three (3) mini-grants to Arts & Cultural organizations in the Greater Lowell area. These mini-grants will be given out at the Challenge Night event at Garcia Brogans on Tuesday, October 1, 2012 from 6-8pm.

Arts and culture programs may include, but not limited to: film, dance, music, theater, podcasts, visual arts, culinary, writing, new media, ceramics, sculpture, murals, photography, fashion, exhibitions, etc.)

The way nominations will work: submit a form to nominate an organization you think is making a difference to the arts and culture scene in Greater Lowell. Send the form to:

Deadline: Tuesday, August 7 @ 12 noon

Step 2: The full nominations list will be sent out to all paid members
of the Next Generation Giving Circle group for voting on Tuesday, August 7.

Paid members can vote for 2 organizations to participate in the Challenge Night event on October 2nd. Get votes to LZ by Thursday, August 9 @ 12 noon.

Next Gen Giving Group will meet to plan finalist outreach and event on Thursday, August 9, 2012 @ 12 noon in the GLCF Conference Room.